Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage may not have even hit cinemas yet, but the film’s director, Brad Peyton, has signed on the dotted line to take the helm on the sci-fi adaptation Epoch Index.
Peyton will be teaming up with Planet of the Apes filmmaker, Matt Reeves who takes up the producer’s chair via his 6th & Idaho production company. Justin Rhodes, one of the writers behind Tim Miller and James Cameron’s upcoming Terminator reboot, will pen the script.
The film is to be adapted from the 2010 novella The Epoch Index by Christian Cantrell in which Quinn Mitchell is a nine-to-five spy. She’s a data analyst for the CIA during the day, and a suburban wife and mother on evenings and weekends. After a series of personal struggles and professional failures, Quinn hopes to find redemption in her newest assignment: a series of bizarre assassinations where victims are found with three-digit numbers tattooed, burned, or carved into their flesh. As Quinn pursues the killer across the globe — always one body behind — their lives become entangled in ways neither of them can predict.
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The Epoch Index is a story about a world changing faster than humanity can adapt to it — a world which may require us to redefine what it means to be a hero.
Peyton previously worked with Johnson on the 2015 movie San Andreas which went on to gross $473 million worldwide. He also serves as director and executive producer on the TV series Frontier and has teamed with Johnson again on the forthcoming Rampage.
Reeves has been an integral part of the Cloverfield saga from directing the first to serving as executive producer on both 10 Cloverfield Land and The Cloverfield Paradox. He also directed Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and War for the Planet of the Apes as well as penning the script for the latter.